Volt - a phone charging service for festival-goers

No need for Car-batteries at festivals in Germany, this year you have Volt.

Press release   •   Jun 17, 2014 10:16 CEST

Renting a pocket sized charger for your phone, is the future for festival-goers.  

For the second time around, the phone charging service from Volt is available at several German festivals this summer. The small Volt Charger fits right in the pocket and charges your phone, whether you are rocking out at a concert, chilling in the camp or exploring the festival area.

Now you don’t have to haul a heavy car-battery to the festival anymore! The only thing you need is to bring your phone. Volt provides with a portable phone charger including cables for all phones. Rent a Volt Chargerduring the festival at a reduced online price + a deposit (Volt will refund your deposit when submitting the Volt Charger the last day). Pick it up at the festival and when empty, swap it to a new one at the Volt booth. That way you can charge on the go throughout the festival, without having to depend on an electrical outlet.

With more and more German festivals introducing a festival app, the need for a charged phone has never been more present. To be able to stay on top of the latest news, find the way around and keep track of scheduled concerts. Also anyone who has tried to search for hours after friends at a festival, now see the benefits of staying connected with a charged phone. Rent a Volt Charger and keep connected with friends at the festival.

This summer you find Volt’s portable charging at: 
In Germany at SouthsideHurricaneDeichbrandsplash! and Melt!M’era LunaHighfieldChiemsee Summer and earlier this season at Rock am RingRock im Park. In Switzerland at OpenAir StGallen.


What Volt believe in:
At Volt we believe that if people from every country, every culture, and every background are able to connect with the ones they care about, the world would be a better place. We believe that access to power is a basic human need and is fundamental for a human society to grow. Our mission is to empower people to connect with the ones they care about by providing access to power whenever and wherever it is needed.

How it all started
Volt was founded by three festival-loving, experience-seeking, design-obsessed friends who believe that access to power will make the world a better place. Trygve, Tobias and Rune met at the Technical University of Denmark and have been travelling festivals around the world to build Volt ever since. Together with a highly dedicated team and over 500 volunteers Volt has delivered power to over 40.000 people and still counting.

2011:
Volt was founded in 2011 by three graduate friends of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

2012:
The Volt Service was first tested in 2012 at the two biggest festivals in Denmark: Roskilde Festival and Skanderborg Festival. Volt experienced a huge demand and after only 2 days at each festival the new service concept was sold out!

2013
Together with new investment the service has been further developed to meet the growing demand for a smarter recharging service at 19 festivals in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.

2014
The team has now grown into a company with an international approach. For the first time Volt is entering the UK market and will be present at over seven of the largest festivals in Great Britain. This year we are providing the phone charging service to over 30 festivals in four countries – and still counting.

Facts:
Started: 2011
Festivals in 2014: 32 festivals
Company based in: Copenhagen, Denmark

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